NCAA places Ga Tech women's hoops team on 3 years probation

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ATLANTA (AP) The NCAA placed Georgia Tech's women's basketball program on probation for three years Tuesday, citing violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days.

The investigation also found that players feared reprisals from Joseph if they spoke out, and cited "a tense and strained relationship" between the coaching staff and the school's compliance office.

The NCAA finding means both the men's and women's programs at Georgia Tech have landed on probation, a situation that prompted the governing body to also order a comprehensive compliance review of Georgia Tech's athletics department by an outside agency.

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